Columbia University in the City of New York
Mikhail Shishkin
Spring 2013 Writer in Residence
Mikhail Shishkin inaugurated the Harriman Writer in Residence Program in April 2013. During his time at Columbia he taught a seminar on “Classics and Politics in Contemporary Russian Literature” and appeared with Marian Schwartz, the translator of his novel Maidenhair (2012), for a conversation and reading. Shishkin has won all three of Russia’s major literary awards: the Russian Booker, the National Bestseller, and the Big Book Prize. The English translation of Maidenhair was shortlisted for the Best Translated Book Award. Watch the video, Mikhail Shishkin: A Reading and Conversation with His Translator. Read Bradley Gorski’s “Interview with Mikhail Shishkin” (Harriman Magazine, Summer 2013). Photo by E. Frolkina

Mikhail Shishkin inaugurated the Harriman Writer in Residence Program in April 2013. During his time at Columbia he taught a seminar on “Classics and Politics in Contemporary Russian Literature” and appeared with Marian Schwartz, the translator of his novel Maidenhair (2012), for a conversation and reading.

Shishkin has won all three of Russia’s major literary awards: the Russian Booker, the National Bestseller, and the Big Book Prize. The English translation of Maidenhair was shortlisted for the Best Translated Book Award.

Watch the video, Mikhail Shishkin: A Reading and Conversation with His Translator.

Read Bradley Gorski’s “Interview with Mikhail Shishkin” (Harriman Magazine, Summer 2013).

Photo by E. Frolkina

Photo by E. Frolkina
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